Tag: Addiction and substance abuse

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HOUSTON — The state's most populous county has become the nation's latest governmental entity to sue prescription drug companies amid a national opioid-drug epidemic. ...
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LANSING, Mich. — Doctors would be required to check a prescription database before prescribing painkillers and other powerful drugs under legislation that won final...
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SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. — A Vermont family support organization in South Burlington has received a $3 million grant to go toward its efforts. ...
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BATON ROUGE, La. — With fatal overdoses on the rise, police officers and prosecutors from agencies around Louisiana on Tuesday trained how to investigate...
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WHEELING, W.Va. — A registered nurse has admitted to illegally distributing drugs used to treat opioid addiction through her job at a clinic in...
A Georgia mother battles opioids to win back her kids

ELLIJAY, Georgia — The First Baptist Church auditorium was filling with an expectant crowd, friends and family who had been through so much. Kim...
Q&A: How is the US opioid crisis affecting children?

NEW YORK — Public attention to the historic wave of opioid addiction gripping the U.S. has focused mostly on its effect on adults and...
Opioid crisis strains foster system as kids pried from homes

INDIANAPOLIS — The case arrives with all the routine of a traffic citation: A baby boy, just 4 days old and exposed to heroin...
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AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine's task force studying the opioid crisis wants the state to immediately increase access to substance abuse treatment and focus on...
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WRENTHAM, Mass. — Tom Robichaud knows the damage drugs do. In...

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